The Laboratory of Energy Transformation to Power Industry


Pavilion C-6, premises 201


The laboratory consists of:

  • Laboratory of Energy Transformation to Conventional energy


Research Subject:

Research objective are to study the processes and effects of currently used solutions in the so-called conventional energy systems. Effects will be studied starting from thermodynamic changes in selected thermal engine, producing mechanical energy as a result of its conversion to electrical energy. Various degrees of conversion and their impact on the final performance will be analyzed during this research. In contrast to these, other systems are going to be examined where the amount of energy transformation is smaller, i.e. systems that convert heat directly into electricity through the use of contact effect, thermionic emission electron or use of infrared radiation. Special importance takes energy storage system, related to work with different systems for energy transformation. A description of how to use the equipment in the context of planned research and the implementation of established research projects.


The test will be used for a range of research. Data collection systems and programming theexperiment will allow performing intended measurements, collecting data and appropriate analysis.

List of research projects, which may be carried out in the laboratory (hard projects, the results, the possibility of deployment orders, industry etc.):

  • Application of  optimized selected types of heat engines in energy systems
  • Examination of different fuels in terms of their aplication in power generation systems
  • The development and implementation methods of direct heat conversion to electrical energy, including cogeneration and increase of efficiency
  • Examination of innovative solutions for electric generators
  • The cooperation of various forms of energy production and storage for distributed energy are giving a way to develop effective control systems



 Projects expected to be implemented in laboratories


It is important to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity heating systems for development and construction of prototype systems generation and storage of electricity for heating different scale in a number of cases (eg. boilers, machinery and electronics measurement). A lack of energy supplies could result in serious consequences related to the lack of control of the heat production (e.g. overheating of the water jacket furnace, heat deficiencies in supply, etc.). Critical point is measuring electronics and control circulation pumps, fans etc. In this case, the user is dependent on energy supplies from the district heating network, although it is possible to produce it from their own heating system.

The objective of the project will be to develop relatively low cost generation and storage of electricity for central heating. For this purpose, hybrid systems will be developed that use a heat generated by the heating unit and placed in various locations. Thermoelectrical generators, thermophotovoltaic and thermal emission material will be considered depending on the location and available temperature. Such generators will be designed considering specific operating conditions, examined physical processes that occur at specific temperatures, ability to efficiently convert heat and electricity generation. In the second phase of the project, electrical energy storage systems in cooperation with a heating unit will be developed. Different solutions will be considered to ensure optimal operation of generators; among them are supercapacitor systems, battery systems with rotating mass and others. The possibility of storing and rendering certain amount of energy to the system according to time intervals will also be taken into account. A number of processes related to the storage cycle will be examined, including efficiency, repeatability, load capacity and the opportunity to work for a non-generation systems, etc. In addition, control algorithm will be developed for a system that performs an optimal flow of energy.  



Laboratory users:

prof. dr hab. inż. Mariusz Filipowicz

tel. 12 617 51-92

WEiP, Department of Sustainable Energy Development, D- 9, str. Kawiory 40, I, 105